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13 December 2019 Election outcome - Conservative NHS plans?

The NHS was one of the most prominent aspects of the election campaigns and, on the basis of the Tory manifesto, we can now plan.

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10 September 2018 Learning from suicide related claims: a thematic review of NHS Resolution data

Mental health is often categorised as a ‘Cinderella’ service and there is no doubt that there is a growing awareness of the need to improve care and services in this area.

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16 March 2018 NHS Resolution win saves NHS £270,000 upfront legal costs

In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal has today reversed the decision of Foskett J in three ‘bulk conversion’ CFA test cases.

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16 February 2018 National Minimum Wage back pay for sleep ins - Government review

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it is commissioning further research to gauge the extent and effect of the liabilities social care providers face for underpayments of national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts.

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13 February 2018 Deprivation of liberty reform - request for comment

As you may have already heard, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an investigation into deprivation of liberty, and in particular is inviting views on the law Commission’s proposals.

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31 October 2017 Stop press! No news on the Law Commission deprivation of liberty reform proposals

The Government has made an interim statement in response to the detailed proposals for reform on the law on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.

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22 March 2017 'Deaths under DoLS' – inquests no longer mandatory from 3 April 2017

From 3 April 2017 the Policing and Crime Act 2017 comes into effect to amend the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and relieve coroners of the current duty to hold an inquest into every death where the deceased was subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) authorisation or was deprived of their liberty through provisions in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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17 August 2016 Claim allowed to proceed in restitution for failure to provide s.117 MHA 1983 after-care services

A recent judgment by Mr Justice Newey in Richards v Worcestershire County Council and another could have huge implications for local authorities and CCGs providing after-care services to patients.

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17 August 2016 English or Welsh 'fluency duty' to come into effect for public authorities

Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 will soon bring into force a “Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers”.

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24 February 2016 BMA launches judicial review into decision on junior doctor contract

The BMA has announced three further 48-hour strikes and a new legal challenge in response to the Government’s decision to impose a new junior doctor contract.

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